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Medicare is the U.S. health insurance program covering the elderly population and is administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Social Security Administration. In addition to the elderly, some younger persons with disabilities and persons with end stage renal disease may qualify for Medicare. At the age of 65, persons who qualify for Social Security or Railroad Retirement become eligible for Medicare benefits; this eligibility occurs even if the person declines to receive monthly Social Security benefits at the age of 65.
Medicare is divided into four sub-parts:
Part A – Hospitalization, post-hospital extended care (e.g., rehabilitation center)
Part B – Services provided by physicians and medical equipment
Part C – HMO or Medicare Advantage Plans
Part D – Prescription drug coverage
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